A new building of the Russian-Serbian Monastery of St. Alexander Nevsky has been consecrated in the Republika Srpska (one of the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Bishop Photios of Zvornicko-Tuzlansky of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) consecrated the new building of the Russian-Serbian Monastery of St. Alexander Nevsky in Uglevik (Republika Srpska).
The monastery originated from the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky, built on the basis of Russian peacekeepers, housed in Uglevik since 1996. It was consecrated on September 12, 1997, and services were performed in it by the Russian clergy. After the departure of the Russian contingent, the church was transferred to the Zvornica-Tuzlan Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
In his speech after the consecration, Vladyka stressed again that Russians and Serbs are brothers connected by one faith and a common history:
Russian Russian shrines are all our shrines, and all Russian shrines are also ours." The new murals in the refectory of the monastery were made by artists from Russia.
The Russian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor Kalabukhov, who was present at the consecration, said that truth and justice must be strong in order to fight the devil and all anti-human principles.